But the captain, having some unusual reason for believing that rare good luck awaited him in those latitudes; and therefore being very averse to quit them, and the leak not being then considered at all dangerous, though, indeed, they could not find it after searching the hold as low down as was possible in rather heavy weather, the ship still continued her cruisings, the mariners working at the pumps at wide and easy intervals; but no good luck came; more days went by, and not only was…
There are no more uses of "averse" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
averse to taking risks
I know that you are averse to doing the difficult parts of this job, but there are a lot of opportunities here.